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Middle child syndrome

It is considered that the ranking of birth order among siblings determines our behaviours and personalities. It has long been thought that middle children suffer the worst of the birth order placing, with studies showing that middle children have a more difficult time in growing up than their siblings. The “middle” birth place is considered

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Shared parenting schedules

Divorce (or separation) is never pleasant, but when children are involved the situation can become much more complex and emotionally charged. It is difficult to set aside personal feelings and decide upon a schedule that meets the needs of all involved, but that is what MUST happen for the benefit of your children. Although it

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Long distance relationships

We’ve moved on a long way from the times when it was common for people to just get together with someone from their school or their workplace. With internet dating, it is becoming more and more common for people to end up in relationships with someone who lives a long distance away. So how do

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Stepchildren moving in

Moving in with your partner is a big step on its own but when you add your partner’s children into the mix it can be quite a challenging experience. However well you get on with them, sharing a home is bound to bring its own tests but there are ways to help the settling in

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Social skills for toddlers

Toddlerhood is actually a crucial stage in laying the foundation for the development of emotional intelligence which is what goes on to be a major factor in forming social skills. Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to manage ones own emotions and relate well to others and can be what makes the difference between

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Coping when your partner works away

Whether it‘s a regular occurrence or just on an ad hoc basis, when one partner has to work away from home it can disrupt the normal family dynamic. Even just one or two nights away can be stressful for both the parents and the children. If you’re looking for ways of making your life easier

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